Kyle Hunt had grand visions of thousands of white men coming out of the woodwork this weekend to stand up and defend their interests in a public march that would grab the nation’s attention. Like a lot of such plans, things didn’t exactly work out that way.
The 'Blackfish Effect' has now reached the political realm: A California lawmaker is proposing legislation that would outlaw killer-whale shows at marine parks.
It certainly made for a startling video: police, lights ablaze, pull up to local churches. Once inside, they march up to the pulpit and place the pastor preaching there under arrest.
A man arrested for seriously vandalizing a medical clinic this week in Kalispell, Mont., that performs abortions is reportedly the son of a board member of a local anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy” clinic.
Former Congressman Bob Beauprez, now running for Colorado governor, in 2012 recorded a video in which he contemplated the possibility that Americans might turn to violent revolt against the Obama administration.
Evangelical crusader Scott Lively, credited with inspiring anti-gay legislation in both Uganda and Russia, was interviewed last week on NPR’s “Tell Me More” program by host Michel Martin to discuss Uganda’s harsh new statute.
The most problematic aspect of the “religious freedom” legislation that has been proposed so far is how vague its language is and how broadly it can be applied. Indeed, each of the bills so far applies “religious freedom” not just to the issue of providing services to gays and lesbians, but conceivably to every kind of prejudice under the sun.
James Laffrey, a middle-aged man who appears to be based in Michigan, has caught people’s attention with the bloodcurdling nature of his agenda: He openly calls for the assassination of Jewish people by their white neighbors.
Frank Taaffe, a self-styled “expert” who appeared on a number of talk programs on CNN and its Headline News subsidiary to offer his views on racially charged criminal trials, has recently emerged as an entrenched figure in the far-right white supremacist movement.
The man suspected of attempting to burn down a crowded Seattle gay bar on New Year’s Eve reportedly told a confidant that he hated gay and lesbian people and thought “homosexuals should be exterminated.”
Photographs published this week by an anti-racist website show the late Andrew Breitbart, a leading figurehead among mainstream conservatives, and his onetime protégé James O’Keefe – whose undercover videos are credited with causing the demise of the community organizing group ACORN – rubbing elbows with young white nationalists at two different right-wing conferences.
The British documentary 'Hunted', released just in time for Sochi, reveals explicitly the nature of the beast beneath the facade, a political pathology that is being unleashed in Russia now, today: fascism. Honest-to-God, unadulterated fascism.
It's a provocative question: If an aquarium or zoo possesses a member of an endangered population, should it be required to attempt to return it to the wild and that home population? A federal decision on the captive orca Lolita yesterday may have shifted the ground rules of that debate.
The dolphin fishers in Taiji upped their annual slaughter of wild dolphins this year, after they rounded several hundred into a cove last week and then, over the past couple of days, have either placed them in captivity for display in aquariums and "swim with dolphin" facilities, or in the majority of cases, have killed them for their dubious meat.
There's been a lot of ink spilled about Richard Sherman and his postgame rant after the winning play in Sunday's NFC Championship game, including tons by ignorant racists eager to denounce players whose sense of decorum is different than theirs. But Charles Pierce has it about right.